Friday, December 23, 2011

Practicing Shooting in Manual

 I've had my dslr for maybe 2 months or something like that. At first, I was doing everything in auto, but it wasn't too long before I discovered the Av mode and began shooting almost everything that way. I was on the waiting list to get Understanding Exposure from the Library. It came a few days ago and I've been reading away. I figured out how to work all the manual settings on my camera and practiced a good bit today. Practice makes perfect. I honestly still don't have any earthly idea how to work things properly or which of the 6 exposures is the "right" one or even which lens would yield the best exposure, but I do know that I enjoy taking pictures of my cutie and want to do it well. My goal for 2012 would definitely to get better at photography.

I'm sharing that growth here. I hope you don't mind. I'd love feedback or comments regarding this issue if you care to share!

Working that manual focus is rough... a lot came out like this...
But then some came out like this...
Which I thought was kind of fun. Some are too dark...
But then some seem just right (to me)...

Anyways... I'm sure it is going to take some time... just thought I would share what is going on in my 26 year old head!